WASHINGTON, (WTAJ) — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gave the first ever air carrier certification to drone delivery company, Wing Aviation.
The certification paved the way for Wing Aviation to begin package delivery in Blacksburg, Va.
“This is an important step forward for the safe testing and integration of drones into our economy. Safety continues to be our number one priority as this technology continues to develop and realize its full potential,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.
Wing Aviation showed that it’s operations me the FAA’s rigorous safety requirements to qualify for an air carrier certificate.